Gondwana Game Reserve

Heuningklip Farm, Herbertsdale, Mossel Bay
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Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, you will find a beautiful piece of land that will stir your senses. Set on 11,000-hectares, Gondwana Game Reserve holds the distinction of being the only Fynbos reserve in the world with free roaming Big Five game as well as endangered species like the Cape Mountain Zebra, Black Rhinoceros, and Black Harrier among many others. Its breathtaking beauty will sooth and delight you with its endless mountain views and green rolling hills blanketed in colourful fynbos.

The reserve is accessibly situated 25 minutes outside the charming coastal town of Mossel Bay and a mere 4 hours drive from Cape Town. It shares the areas’ idyllic climate, second most moderate in the world, and is Malaria-free, offering prime year round game viewing.

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Safari Packages

Bush Villa -

Bush Villa - Gondwana Game Reserve
Privately situated a short drive from the Kwena Huts lodge, each villa is divided into a superior double room and deluxe suite or can be rented as an entire villa sleeping up to 6. The villas are elegantly appointed in Afro-chic style with spectacular views of the Outeniqua mountains from your bed or expansive outdoor deck.
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Large luxurious rooms exquisitely furnished, Spacious bathroom with deep bath, walk in shower and double sinks, Option of either Twin or King Size beds available on request, Gas Fire Place, Deck, Mini bar, Tea Station, Telephone, Internet Access & Safe, Approximately 65m2 in size,

Kwena Lodge -

Kwena Lodge - Gondwana Game Reserve
A modern and luxurious twist on the traditional Khoi-San dwelling. Each open plan suite is nestled into its spectacular surrounds with 180-degree views, sky lights for star gazing, clay pot fireplaces and deep baths to keep you warm upon arrival from an evening game drive. Kwena Huts Lodge facilities include a large pool, a chic open-plan lounge and bar, a spa, and reception area with curio shop. Gourmet meals are offered in an elegant and intimate dining room set around open fireplaces, the outdoor boma, or private outdoor dining spots. The Khoi San inspired lodge offers well appointed private suites overlooking two waterholes across the valley onto the mountains, which once formed part of the famous landmass known as Gondwanaland.
Features Available

14 open plan suites with beds centered under skylight with private dressing area behind, Spacious bathroom open to bedroom with deep bath, walk in shower and double sinks, Option of either Twin or King Size beds available on request, Wood Fire Place, Deck, Mini bar, Tea station, Telephone, Internet Access & Safe, Approximately 60m² in size,

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Luxury Accommodation

Gondwana Game Reserve offers a diverse selection of luxury accommodation ranging from fully inclusive suites to up market private self catering villas all ideally situated to suite your unique style.

  • 14 x Double Rooms at Kwena Lodge
  • 1 x 2 bed Bush Villa & 6 x 3 bed Bush Villa
  • 3 x 3 bed Bush Villa & 1 x 4 bed Bush Villa


Guided Nature Trails and Fynbos Walks
Bird Watching
Game Drives
New Junior Ranger Programme!
Horseback Safaris
Nearby Local Activities

Weddings at Gondwana Game Reserve

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, Gondwana Game Reserve offers 11,000 hectares of dramatic terrain with free roaming Big 5 and awe-inspiring scenery that will stir your senses.It is the perfect venuefor a range of events including executive getaways, corporate functions, conferences and product launches.  The reserve is accessibly located a four hours drive from Cape Town or 45 minutes from George airport, making it an easy choice for your function.  Despite being only 15 minutes off the N2, once on the reserve, it is as if you are in the middle of nowhere with endless mountain views and green rolling hills blanketed in colourful Fynbos offering well over 1000 varieties.
The reserve boasts 2 luxury lodges – Kwena Huts a 5 star bush lodge with 14 stand-alone suites and Lehele Lodge a thatched, modern functions venue and boutique Wedding Venue.  We can tailor make overnight, full day and half day Wedding packages, irrespective of which venue you are utilising.

The only free ranging Big 5 Game Reserve in the Southern Cape

The reserve is home to lion, black rhinoceros, eland, red hartebeest, endangered Cape Mountain Zebra, springbok, kudu, as well as elephant, among others. The vastness of the property coupled with the areas’ climate and terrain make the land well suited for multiple species of game which are frequently seen. The reserve has the first Black Rhinoceros in the Western Cape since their historical occurrence. The wildlife population is thriving and numbers are growing quickly with many offspring from the zebra, eland, wildebeest and gemsbok in particular.

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